Oneida Words & Phrases

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5 Takʌ ʌtesahítyak tho ká:yʌ nén o:nhahte̲’

don’t trip on the branch laying there.

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4 Wé:ne tsi’ latunyá:ne’ nén wáhta óshes

I guess he’s going to make maple syrup

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3 Laksótha wahahkalotʌ nén wáhta kalútote̲’

my grandfather tapped the maple tree.

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2 Né: kʌ nén kwah ok thikuné:se’ ótsitsi

is it the wild flowers?

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1 Hao’ tsi’ kalhayʌ’ yeheten tnitsi’tsyakóna̲

let’s go to the forest to gather flowers.

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óshes

sap or syrup

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kalutó:tu̲:

group of trees

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kelhíhte̲’

forest trees

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o’nú:w̲a̲:

strips of black ash

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ká:nʌhe̲’

seed